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August 30, 2016

Fast Facts

Hispanic membership and tithe have both increased 15 percent over the last five years.

The North Pacific Union Hispanic membership as of 2016 is 13,171.

There are 72 Hispanic congregations and 35 pastors always seeking for ways to advance the kingdom of God in the Northwest.

August 30, 2016

Fast Facts

iPhones and iPads account for 74 percent of mobile devices connecting to NPUC email services, Android 10 percent and Windows phone 8 percent.

Motivations behind cyber attacks making the news in 2015 included cybercrime (67 percent), hacktivism (21 percent), cyber espionage (10 percent) and cyber warfare (2 percent).

August 30, 2016

Fast Facts

Andre Wang has served as North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) General Counsel since 2015.

Wang is an alumnus of Portland Adventist Elementary and Auburn Adventist Academy and is principal second violinist for the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in Portland, Oregon.

August 30, 2016

Fast Facts

Washington Conference Adventist Community Services (ACS) aided and consulted in relief and donations management for the Oso Landslide.

Upper Columbia, Oregon and Washington conferences have been involved in donations management, chain saw crews and relief for the Carlton Complex Fires, raising more than $70,000 for building recovery.

August 10, 2016

Are you SURE? Take this True/False ACS quiz!

  1. The Dorcas Society, consisting of groups of women, was established in 1879 as the official Adventist community outreach program.

  2. At the North American Division level, the name “Dorcas Society” wasn’t changed to “Adventist Community Services” until 2010.

June 30, 2016

Fourteen Northwest academy students each were recipients of the $500 Caring Heart Award scholarship, made possible through three-way funding from the North Pacific Union Conference, local conferences and academies. Students were selected by their schools for exemplifying the spirit of the Caring Heart — a willingness to serve others.

June 20, 2016

For those of you more than 70 and a half years old, you have been given an opportunity to pay tithe, offerings or other types of charitable gifts with pretax dollars. During our working lives, we are encouraged to save pretax dollars in retirement accounts like individual retirement accounts (IRAs). The accounts have grown tax-free, and once we reach 70 and a half, we must take withdrawals call